Front-line Michigan Democrat calls on Biden to step aside as nominee

Front-line Michigan Democrat calls on Biden to step aside as nominee


Rep. Hillary Scholten (D-MI) joined nine of her colleagues in calling on President Joe Biden to withdraw from the race as the Democratic presidential nominee.

“For the good of our democracy, I believe it is time for him to step aside from the presidential race and allow a new leader to step up,” Scholten said in a statement to X on Thursday.

Scholten, whose seat leans “likely Democrat” but is a part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline program, is the 10th House lawmaker to call on the president to step aside and allow Democrats to select a new nominee.

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Similar to many of her colleagues, including those who have not publicly called on Biden to withdraw, Scholten said, “Ultimately, this choice belongs to

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